Photo: Adam King in London, South East

Adam King


A collaged explosion of consumerist catalogue cut outs and images of nature composed in brightly coloured vinyl bursts across paper in swirling abundance. Drawings of skyscrapers pose in wigs and jackets in an urban vista shot through with allusion to celebration and decay. A recycled life-style magazine becomes raw material for an autumnal pastoral where cars fail to navigate safely whilst images of fashion models become rocks and dunes in a post-apocalyptic seascape imbued with vibrant colour.

Adam King’s genre-weaving collages cast a beady eye over the contemporary landscape to propose contemporary narratives within seductive and fantastical panorama. Consumerist magazine cut outs and forms observed in urban environments including architecture are drawn out and reconfigured with an alternative sensibility and layered within compositions that reveal fractured surfaces and an opulent materiality. King’s work is an imaginative and intuitive response to a glut of visual imagery and reference within contemporary culture as he riffs on youtube horror and sci-fi films, literature, catalogues, art history and his own inner-city environment. 




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Location London, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Project, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Tags collage, drawing, narrative, fantasy, installation, appropriation, process, urban, landscape, making